Mind Meld, Flights of Fantasy

A bit tired today; drove up to Albany yesterday to do a reading at the Flights of Fantasy bookstore. It went well, though there were several amusing moments — my cellphone going off in the middle of the reading was not one of them — like one of the store cats deciding to leap onto the table and inspect my book while I was reading. Also, for those who wonder, the woman with the toddler was a friend and I asked her to bring the baby; had been hoping to meet her at last. (And I desperately wanted to pick […]

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Pings and plugs

I’m going on a writers’ retreat later this week — the same annual retreat my writers’ group always goes on around this time of year. I really need it, too; between the stresses and labors of launch parties and self-promotion, I haven’t been able to write in over a week. (Feeling kind of spiritually bloated, as a result.) Also, I’ve got the copyedit of THE BROKEN KINGDOMS to entertain me while I’m not writing. Fun times, ya’ll. (Actually, I’ve found that copyediting is strangely exhilarating — makes me reflect on stuff I wrote in a new way. But it’s also

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Recovery Mode

Last night I had my launch party — don’t get upset if you didn’t get an invite; I restricted the notices to people who lived in NYC, in part because the venue was a bit small. (Also, this has been a hectic time and I get frazzled easily when I’m stressed, so I’m almost certain I forgot some people I should have invited; will apologize to you personally as I remember my multiple faux pas.) Anyway, the party went great despite the Blizzard of February (since I doubt it’ll be the last of 2010) howling outside, and I am incredibly

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